Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Two kinds of grievances

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.


The collective bargaining agreement provides two methods for the filing and processing of a grievance. They are referred to as the contract grievance track and the statutory grievance track. 

The statutory track provides for a Faculty Hearing Committee to review the grievance and may, as a practical matter, involve claims which range far beyond direct contract violations.

The contract grievance track does not use a Faculty Hearing Committee and, as a practical matter, tends to focus on violations of the collective bargaining agreement.  

There are other important differences between the two grievance tracks. 

To learn more about faculty rights and grievance filing procedures contact your campus CFA representative

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